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>> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america on the side of syria and iran - how the civil war in iraq is making strange bed fellows. hillary clinton's money problems. she deployed her best defense, her husband, to prove she's not out of touch. >> immigration declared dead. north korea will take action against the u.s. because of a hollywood movie. i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this".
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here is more on what is ahead. >> it's global incentive to help in iraq >> 1300 people have been killed. >> we can't pretend that this is not our problem as well. >> syrian war planes began to launch air strikes on i.s.i.s. targets in iraq. >> house speaker john boehner threatening to sue obama. >> the president has not followed the law. >> boint has come to the help of his wife. >> this announcement is huge - diane sawyer is stepping down. >> in an era where there's fragmentation ... we begin with unsettling alliances in iraq. syrian war planes dropped bombs on i.s.i.l. targets killing 50 and injuring more than 100. air strikes represented a
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regional escalation of a conflict, of being on the same side of iran and syria. the white house press secretary said syria president bashar al-assad is to blame for i.s.i.l.'s growth. the solution to the challenge does not involve militias or the regime, but strengthening. plane loads of military aid has been sent to iraq, and directing surveillance drones. more arrived wednesday in the capital and assisting the beleaguered military. attacks in baghdad and other cities added to the death toll. iraq's embattled prime minister nouri al-maliki took a defiant stance. a defiant stance in a televised address, rejecting demand from president obama and other leaders to form a new
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government. >> translation: the call for a formation of a national government is a coup. we are joined from baghdad by jane. we heard prime minister nouri al-maliki talking about the international pressure to have a more inclusive government as being a coup. on the other hand he talked about continuing deliberations about forming a new government. what is he doing here? >> absolutely he's continuing deliberations. he really wants to keep his job. there's a realisation that the only way to do that is to form what the americans call an inclusive government, which is bring in the sunnis, bring in the kurds and get the government going again. what he was rejecting is something different. salvation government which is an emergency government improved, bypassing the tortuous procedures that left the country without a government for the
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past few months. he is on board with the new government, but definitely is under. >> how will he form a new government if on one hand he accuses the sunnis of collaborating with the militants, and the kurd of not doing enough. the kurds have probably taken territory. divide. it. >> it's a great question. what we have to remember is what people say, possibly more than in the united states. what they do are two different things. nouri al-maliki is going on tv talking about coups, talking about how everybody else has done all these terrible things, and, yes, in his heart he believes that. but behind closed doors, and when he's not giving weekly addresses he is tranticily
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trying to -- frantically trying to come up with a coalition. part of that is because the united states made clear that they'll only offer the crucial military help, including air strikes if they are not seen as - if they are seen as propping up a government that works. they do not want to prop up a government riddled with militias that is sectarian, and that is part of the equation. >> i.s.i.l. attacked anaconda, a large airbase north of baghdad. there's fighting over the refinery. also today threats into i.s.i.l. could take over the haed itha -- haed itha damn, the second largest in iraq. is i.s.i.l. gaining ground? >> talking to iraqi officials, senior political officials and
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security officials, they paint a picture of a mobile force that has effectively, through training in syria, weapons captured and sophisticated tactics, been able to capture places like that. they are strategic. when it comes to the baiji refinery or the haditha refinery, there's not a fear they'll be blown up. in every war there's things of interest. it's in the interests of i.s.i.l. to keep electricity and water running. they are being spread a little thin. while a lot of the focus is on will they attack baghdad? at the moment they seem preoccupied and stretched too thinly to make moment. >> good of you to join us from baghdad. we look forward to talking to you again. >> for more, we are joined from
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washington dc, by jessica lewis, director of the programme at the institute for study of war. she served in iraq as an intelligence officer in the u.s. army, the recipient of the brobz star medal. and bobby goshe manager for quarts. editor of times magazine and was the times bureau chief. we have syria bombing inside iraq, killing a bunch of people and iran using drones to help the iraqi government. there were reports they are sending in 70 tonnes of military equipment. we know the i.s.i.l. folks have taken over the borders. is in a regional conflict. let's not forget an outside force that is present in larger number, the american one, up to
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300 american advisors will be arriving in iraq. the bond is wide open, the horse bolted. this is a regional conflict. john kerry is trying to shut the door. it's too late. there's too many different elements and interests. some lead to strange bed fellows. for the first time i think of the united states interest in defeating i.s.i.s. runs parallel with syria and iran's interest. >> this is an unlikely matter. >> an important ally of the united states is worried about what it going on. he's dealing with problems on the syrian border with jordan, and now he has to worry about this. >> he has more than a million refugees to deal with. he has a western-trained military. he has western military
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hardware, including american aircraft. and so if there were to be some sort of a coordinated attack on i.s.i.s. positions, you can imagine the jordanian air force playing a big part of it. >> syrians and iranians going after the terrorists. two of the them going after our enemies. environment? >> well, i agree very much that this is already a regional conflict and interests are aligned to encounter i.s.i.l. the only problem is there's a big divergence among the abbing doors listed. particular if we are talking about air strikes. this has to be consideration for the united states military as well. i would expect that the salesian
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needs to involve bolstering the security forces, which are integrated with militias. but the sunnis in the north component. >> what about what the daily beast is reporting. saying that a number of c.i.a. folks are saying that this is mission impossible, that the u.s. forces can't make much of a distance. i think it's difficult to talk about addressing the problem from the ground, when there is, for example, a required to disembig ute i.s.i.s. it's very difficult also to figure out how to fight a ground and aware alongside iran. this is, from the beginning, a difficult question about what it is at the end of the day that all parties and the u.s. think that iraq can become.
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i would boil it to a question of whether or not a unified iraq is possible. and what options are possible to precip date the outcome. >> last night we had guests on the show from kurdistan and other places saying it's impossible to have a united iraq. it's a split company and it's not going to change. >> i don't rule it out altogether, that iraq will hold together, but it cannot with nouri al-maliki running the country, and his party son politicalal lies. there has to be quickly a government in baghdad that is making an effort to be ipp choosive. they were saying maliki is trying to do that, whereas in
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front of a camera he's been uncompromising. he has it the wrong way around. this moment, he has to be seen to be conciliatory. making the effort to bring everyone. if he wants to be uncompromising to get the best deal possible, that's a different matter. you don't go on on national television and admit other political parts as trying to energy a coup when behind the scenes it's the same parties. >> it's alienating people. >> we talked about the sunnis and territory taken. can they hold the territory. it's an enormous amount of land and the forces are not supposed to be many. >> sadly my view is i.s.i.l. is a patient, calculating military
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force, and i don't think they took mosul before they were ready or baiji or tikrit or cities in anbar because they were exploiting an opportunity. i think we are seeing a plan, and i do not thing the forces in play are the forces that may strike further south. there are other forces that i.s.i.s. already has behind the line that are near to baghdad that have not been engage d. i think that daing bad is facing -- baghdad is facing sa overstretched. >> my question is - it is a lot of territory, and while it's sunni territory, they started to impose strict versionses of islamic law. >> in the long term, we have seen this once before. that these kind of restrictions don't sit well with iraqi sunnis.
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it's not - it's i.s.i.s. that he's fighting, not just i.s.i.s. nothing attracts more supporters like success. the success they have is bringing into the ranks sunni fighters who do not go along with the harsh view of their religion, but have an annie muss against baghdad and see i.s.i.s. influence. >> there was talk about 4,000 or 5,000 fighters. 10 or 15,000. where have the fighters come from. they have recruits. >> final word? >> i agree. that makes the sunni population. the key to an i.s.i.s. country strategy. the point is who controls the military resources.
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if i.s.i.s. is able to consolidate military strength with a group that does not include sunni fighters, they may have overmatch. it's a time to unite forces in iraq including forces against i.s.i.s. >> difficult situation and serious concerns about what this could mean for the region. >> turning to ukraine, where a fragile ceasefire is nominally in effect a day after pro-russian separatists shot down a military helicopter. in moscow, in what is seen as no more than a symbolic step russia said upper house of parliament voted to improve a request to revoke his right to use troops in ukraine. in brussels john kerry arrived for meetings, addressing the issue of tougher sanctions against russia. >> we are not announcing a new
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round of sanction, but will continue to take steps to prepare in the event that the circumstances on the ground warrant those sanctions. >> joining us from paris is the "the daily beast" foreign editor christopher dicky. he was the paris chief editor others. >> vladimir putin tells the russian parliament to cancel prime ministers to be given to -- permission to be given to use military force in ukraine. is this another round of sanctions in the west if russia doesn't stop destabilizing ukraine. >> putin has done something where he asked the senate of russia to take away his authority to invade ukraine. on the other hand, he asked them to give it to him a few weeks ago and he can ask them to give it back.
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this is a gesture to wrong foot the people that want to lay sanctions heavily against russia, particularly the offense. >> it's a pr move. what is going on. the ukranian government implemented a ceasefire. some agreed, but some shot a military helicopter killing nine, killing two soldiers in another attack. in a statement president petro porashenko said he may have to end the ceasefire early. is it possible to make a ceasefire work when the pro-russian separatists seem to be not unified and battling among themselves? >> well, it's difficult, but you have a situation where both sides are talking to each other. in fact, a lot of people are talking now, were not talking before. that's a good sign. it's not unusual to have a ceasefire where people don't cease firing where some shooting conditions. it takes one rocket to take down
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a helicopter, which is what happened yesterday. i think that there is some hope that they will advance the ball a little bit in the negotiations, but it will be a long process, and there'll be a lot of setbacks and a lot of sure. >> what about advancing the ball when it comes to russia? you crania and the west accuse the russians of supplying the separatists with weapons and fighters. moscow denied that. how much control does vladimir putin have over the guys, and could he end it tomorrow if he wanted to? >> yes, he could end it tomorrow if he wanted to. it would be a little messy, not necessarily overnight. he can close the border. make it difficult to take supplies to eastern ukraine. now, we have a situation where they've been moving tanks to eastern ukraine, not in large
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numbers it's not something you can sneak across the border with. there's a situation where russia can tell these people to stop. that would be an end to the war. they are not going to do that. what russia wants is to weaken the ukrainian government. will. >> what is happening is ukraine is trying to strengthen itself. it is threatening to sign a trade agreement that will change the way the e.u. would eliminate all terrorists on goods and services. that would gro the ukranian economy. this is the agreement that viktor yanukovych planned to sign, but pulled back because of pressure with moscow, leading to him
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getting kick the out of ukraine. >> it's an important symbol for petro porashenko to say i'm going ahead with this, and our future is with europe. the truth is that kiev - ukraine will be in a situation for the foreseeable future where it will have to appease moscow at the same time as trying to warm relations with europe. the previous president was unable to manage that. it was always one or the other. i'll sign with europe or i'll go along with the russians. that was the game that vladimir putin was playing. petro porashenko may be better at the balancing act. let's hope. >> let's go to another hot spot. egypt. you lived in cairo, you note the country well. on tuesday president abdul fatah
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al-sisi rejected calls for sentences to long prison terms. that was a day after abdul fatah al-sisi met with john kerry. cause. >> what is abdul fatah al-sisi doing? what does he want? >> what abdul fatah al-sisi is doing in terms of al jazeera and the press is to say i have a monopoly on the truth. you can report what you can't as lock as it's what i tell you. if you report something else you are liable to get into trouble and be sentenced to years in prison. he clamped down on the press, protests and has done it because otherwise there'll be too much disorder in egypt. too much chaos of a kind in years past, since the 2011 revolution. but i'm not sure that he'll be able to sustain this. it's not just that he'll have pressure from outside countries, others from the united states, prams.
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it's that i don't think he has the strength, at the end of the day, to crush the muslim brotherhood. which is his main goal. >> what about the united states, is the u.s. in a tricky situation because -- >> the u.s. is in an almost impossible situation. >> they like abdul fatah al-sisi because they like law and order in egypt and didn't love the muslim brotherhood. >> a lot of egyptians tell you the u.s. supported the muslim brotherhood. the fact is that egypt is a trad eemicily vital company. the yate is looking for ways to sustain positive relations. before that with the muslim brotherhood.
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before that with hosni mubarak. washington may not like the guys. no matter where they come from, it will find a way to deal with them and the military, because the strategic relationship with egypt is too important to the give up. we saw congress trying to pass a resolution, in relation to aid, but it wept nowhere. it's a tricky situation. good to have you on the show. thank you. >> thank you. >> we'd like to bring you an update on our al jazeera colleagues in prison in egypt. peter greste and mohamed fadel fahmy were sent to seveniers, and baher mohamed was given 10 years on charges al jazeera called baseless. on wednesday the u.n.
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correspondence sponsored a summit. egypt sent documents where claims that the court acted independently were challenged. peter greste's brothers were relayed a message, and he told them throughout the trial the prosecutor consistently failed to present a single piece of concrete evidence to support the aalsts against us. the verdict confirms the trial was never about the charges against us, it's an attempt to use the court to intimate date and silence critical voices in the media. he expressed gratitude for the unpress tented public support. al jazeera continues to demand their immediate rl. now for more stories from around the world. we begin in the capital city of nigeria, where an explosion devastated a city.
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the blast came during the rush hour as arge tainians were quoting ready to wash their national team. the explosion was so powerful it is heard meals away. investigators do not know who is responsible, but boko haram mill tans are expected -- militants are suspected. >> next , a court refused directions that cell phones are among the laws covered allowing police to check the phone. chief justice said: and we finish in the skies above new mexico where richard branson is given a run for his money.
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world view enterprises tested a balloon designed to bring viewers to the edge of pause. in 2016 they hope to offer hours of cruising above the planet. compared to 6 minutes by branson's virgin galactic. you won't get the feeling of weightlessness, the price of a dict with world view is $75,000, less than a quarter million price tag for a seat on board a virgin galactic flight. that's some of what is happening around the world. coming up, hillary clinton accused of being an out of touch multimillionaire. how her husband bails her out. and harmeli aregawi is web. >> it's been called a kentucky fried hoax. a family is caught lying about being mistreated at a fast food restaurant. not before they rake in over
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$100,000 in donations. i'll tell you more ahead. while you're watching, let us knew what you think. there's more to finical news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. >> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime.
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in a closely watched republican watched challenge, cochrane fought off mcdaniel, two weeks after tea party supporters celebrated knocking off the house majority leader. hillary clinton's book tour makes news, but ufrtly for the -- unfortunately for the kahned date -- candidate it's in the wrong ways. michael sure joins us. let's begin in mississippi. that'd cochrane in congress for a long time.
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narrowly turning back a challenge from chris mcdaniel. scov, with a lot -- conservative guy with a lot of support from tea party groups. is it throwing rain on the tea party's parade. they thought they had renaissance, but the republicans established themselves. >> i think you are rite of the i think the parade was too early to be scheduled and it may not be the republicans, it may be the democrats who ironically who we talked about in virmginnia, the -- virginia, the democrats may have thrown a wrench in it. they could have cost chris mcdaniel. it was odd to see a run-off have higher voter tonne out and the incumbent win. it was an unusual resultment bad news for the tea party yesterday. >> it brings up questions about people being allowed to vote
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across party lines in primies. the -- prim rice. in the can'tor race and this. it the democrats hurt cantor, voting in a republican primary. it makes you wonder are in the rules should be rethought. >> it's done state by state. it's an excellent point of the it's difficult to poll the elections, the jungle primaries. the polling was off. last night and previous to the run off. it ha mcdaniel up by a few points. winning, but not by much. what it did was something interesting in mississippi specifically. it's a curious political case for people that watch it. that'd cochrane got into the mississippi delta, got a lot of black voters to come out saying "i do the appropriations, i do that." you look at
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lionel messi. they are lasting everything, life inspection si, in medium household income and education. why are they sending bag more of the same. mcdaniel, in their defense, would have been worse. >> the broader picture has been given everything that happened, all the statistically minded that. s are living -- analysts are giving republicans a slightly over 50% chance to 77% chance of taking the senate. when they see the accidents that happen in indiana and mississippi, they are a -- and missouri, they are avoiding that. travis chilleders is from north mississippi, running against cock rain, probably wanted mcdaniel to win. when you get the safe bet and you are the rub dan establishment, you can hang on
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to the senate more easily with mcdaniel. >> the other big race is on the democratic side, a house rate. new york representative charlie wrangle, he managed to eke out a victory in a last election. he won, despite a redrawn industry. losing his chairmanship of a house ways and means committee. is this further proof that bad behaviour doesn't always doom political careers. >> i think in the house of representatives, when you are well-established and in harlem, it changed a lot. the district changed a lot. less than 25% black voters. it's a dimminy can. when you see that and the changing demographic. he got away with something.
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and again, you look at what is happening. the see that'd cochrane and charlie rappingle prevail. it's not just about the ethics. what is interesting is that president obama stayed away from the old guard throughout a lot of presidencies, and didn't delve into the race, he's less popular that the president. >> hillary clinton in her book tour, that seems to have turned into a nightmare offer the gaffs about her wealth, how the clintons left the white house dead broke and hadn't drip a car for 20 years. bill clinton said he go to the this. >> we know what's going on. the real issue is if you've been fortunate enough to be successful are you out of touch and ipp sensitive to agonizing
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struggles others face. >> an important point, but is it helpful. hillary clinton said the clintons pay ordinary income tax as opposed to the truly wealth. having $50 million in net worth is not truly wealth. could it damage her? >> it's fortunate it happened this year, not next year or the year after. it goes to the clinton maxim of "i feel your pain", it was successful for boint. the creedo is "i cap relate to the pain you have", that's how hillary clinton existed. her wealth came later. perhaps she doesn't need to sell books. if it was a disaster of a book tour, it's not the end of the world. i think they'll get buy this. it would hurt her more in a primary than an internal election.
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presumably who she goes up date. >> and house speaker announced he'll sue president barack obama over the sues of authority. >> in my few the president has not faithfully executed the laws as constitution states. >> will the federal court take the topic op. it's about the diswegs of powers, and what the constitutional power is as to what can happen. from a legal stand point it's interesting. it's been challenged in the public discourse. but not in the courts. they'll make a big argument for this case. it's the first stop on john boehner's campaign for the speakership to be reelected next january. i think that he needs to show
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he's standing up to the white house. it's very spisket. he didn't talk about which strokes of the pen that he took the most issue with, just a general feeling that the president is abusing power and that's what they are going after. i imagine going to courts they need to be a little more specific than today. >> we'll see if the judicial brarns will get in -- branches will get in between these two. >> time to see what is trending on the web. aregawi. >> a story that touched a lot of poem, so much so they reached -- people, so much so they reached into their pockets. in april, a 3-year-old was attacked by a pitbull leaving her badly scarred. that is true. earlier her grandmother told them that employees at kfc asked them to leave. >> we have to ask you to heave
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because her face is disrupting our customers. >> the story wept viral, the donations poured in. the family received $135,000 through a funding act they created. kfc pljed $30,000 towards medical wells and the surgeon offered to do the surgery for free. turns out the family made up the kfc incident. after two separate investigations one by kfc and another by a third party, the fast food chain said: throughout the investigation the family has stuck to their version of events, despite the findics kfc says it will follow through a promise to donate money to help with the medical bells, and the plastic surgeon is committed to helping the 3-year-old. as far as the money received through the go fund me account.
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the website suspended the account and offering refunds by request. keep. >> it's a shame that a middle. >> she will not be hurt by this fortunately ahead, tenses of thousands of children swamp border crossing. behaviour. the partisan divide is so different it extends to movies. >> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime.
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illegal immigration has ballooned into a full-blown crisis with a surge in border crossings, especially by unaccompanied children. house republicans held a hearing blaming the white house for the border problem. democrats are blaming republicans for refusing to take action in the house, a year after the senate passed an immigration bill. a leading reformer said that chances of a bill are dead. and delivered a blistering attack on republicans as he imtated a world cup referee. >> you're out, hit the showers, it's the red card. your chance to play a role in how immigration and deportation
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policies are played out is over. having been given time and space to craft legislation you failed. the president has no choice but to act within existing law to make sure policies are humane. is reform dead. we bring in homeland and security spokesman, and was at the handwriting. good to see you gepp fer. on tuesday house speaker john boehner reported a working group of republican house members to look at the issue and said: . >> if we this doubt that this was getting ugly, the title of the hearings was an administration-made disaster, referring to the immigration crisis on the texas border. was what you saw finger poibilitying on both -- pointing on both sides. >> definitely. the title was brought up several
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teems by democrats -- times by departments saying it was -- developments saying it was proof, saying that, you know, look at these responses. the administration's immigration policies are causing this huge surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the border. this is something we didn't see earlier on. about a month ago when we found out that this is a crisis that spiralled out of control, to the point where children were overflowing border patrol officers, the department of homeland security had to open up bases in texas and california to house the kids and can't cabinet them out. this was something that lawmakers could find consensus on that something had to be done
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and turned into the same old partisan fighting on immigration remember. >> it was discouraging. it was called taking advantage of humanitarian crisis to score political points. in the past he had worked with them and thought they could get together and pass immigration reform, at the "new york times" said is immigration reform after today dead? >> i think that question is brought up every other day or every day in congress that you saw that with eric cantor, his defeat. and i don't know as long as that's the question brought up in every press release and every tv show. i don't know how many faith we should have that lippings will move forward. if they don't move forward the president will probably take
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executive action. i don't know if that will bring republicans to a point where they are more opposed to making concessions. it's interesting with the unaccompanied minor issue, you see people, again, crying out and saying this killed immigration reform when anything - it seems like every day people say something killed immigration reform. >> how big a discussion was border security. how are democrats responding to publications that this texas-migrant surge is proof he has not border. >> you see the administration saying deferred action does not apply. today data came out that was supposed to be in the face of that argumentful that's what the
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administration sticks to, saying the deferred action is not about the kids. what the republican from utah brought up from the hearing was that asylum is being granted way more often during the obama administration than before, that if your asylum is denied by the department of homeland security and goes on to an immigration judge you are more likely to be granted asylum. if you have a claim of fear of returning to the home country. 92% of the time in 2013. were those people allowed to stay temporarily. they use the figures to say these are the sneaky ways to get in, and in the face of that democrats say this is about violence in the three countries where the kids are coming from the most.
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>> jay johnson, homeland security chief talked about focussing on the central american countries where the kids were coming from. how much talk was there on that. >> that was the main talking buoyant and is their focus. this is a humanitarian cries cess. we need to focus on the kids in america, making sure they are taken care of while they are here, and we need to stem the tide from central america by getting news back that you can't make it north and to stay, but also that what is driving this is not the obama administration's policies, but that it's the violence in those three countries, so the countries are el salvador, guatemala and honduras and pointed to nicaragua as a country were not a lot of immigrant children are coming, which is poorer, but the
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violence is not so much. in this is not about violence, why wouldn't you come from nicaragua as well. and if it's a hemispheric problem with asylum cases throughout the americas has been increasing from those three countries. people fleeing and dispersing throughout the entire hemisphere violence. >> it caused a humanitarian crisis. thank you for joining us. >> coming up, a change of the guard at abc. diane sawyer's move could leave behind a big battle among successors.
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america mobile app, available for your apple and android mobile device. download it now . >> diane sawyer is stepping down as the apping your -- anchor of "world news tonight", and her
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responsibilities between her cohost and the weekend reader. what will this mean and will a rivalry develop. al jazeera cultural critic bill wyman joins us from los angeles. good to see you. diane sawyer stepping down. how big of a deal is it with declining audience, the rise of cable news. how much does the network newcastle matter. >> it doesn't matter. i'm surprised at the amount of coverage this engenders. there's 7-8 million tops who watch the broadcasts and in the analytics of tv ratings, when you have 25% of those not senior citizens, it doesn't matter. that's the face of the networks, so it gets a lot of attention. >> they are breaking the mould. it steps up a rivalry between
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george stefanopolous, the chief anchor, and dave muir, diane's monday through friday replacement. stefanopolous will take over big breaking news coverage and election coverage, and that went to the nightly news anchor traditionally. what do you make of that? >> the center of gravity goes to the morning shows. 60 million watch those, is it a profit center for the networks, and that's the race that matters. we hope they basically get along and handle the relationship when big news brachts. stephenie ann mcpherson brings the ratings for "good morning america" hirer than in two decades. az keeps them on the shows. by keeping him in the morning is that a.b.c.'s way of saying
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morning news is more important than the nightly news casts. >> i think it does. they are within striking distance. brian williams has been the king of evening news much the morn show on a.b.c. overtook "today", the king. you have to give a.b.c. something long term. maybe this is the final piece of the puzzle. they smell victory. we'll watch na in a couple of years. and a hollywood story, a movie is coming up setting off international tensions. seth rogan, and james franco, it's a comedy, they go to interview kim jong un, but the c.i.a. asks him to asass nit him >> movie reel: you want us to kill kim jong un. >> again, one to remain level-headed, kim jong un of course called the movie n act of war.
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saying that north korea will take decisive and merciless counter measures if the movie is allowed to go forward. what are the north koreans doing, guising the movie more publicity? >> exactly. we hope this the producers put this controversy into place. maybe very have contact in north korea. there's nothing like this to give the movie a higher profile. if you remember "team america", they made fun of the father... >> of his dad. >>..of kim jong-il, and that did that movie a lot of god at the time. this is something - humour given for that audience. they know it will work and this underscores them. if north korea wanted to shut this down, they should have shut up. closing on a sad night, the
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passing of eli wallo crk k, a character actor that could do just about anything. >> he honestly could. when you think about why we have the poipians. he's a last connection to a great generation of actors, working on tennessee williams place, arthur millar, the great flourishing of acting in the "40s, '50s and '60s. and we loved him in the spaghetti witness, and he had a great mine yore roll in a tv show as a comedy writer that came back and he stole the show. >> not many character actors end up as household names. he did. he'll by missed. that's all for now. thursday on "consider this" we
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are joined by a "new york times" report are who could face prosecution for failing to reveal a source. >> welcome to aljazeera america, i'm del walters, and these are the stories we're following for you. the supreme court putting limits on the president and handing down a ruling about protesting abortion clinics. as an iraqi family searches for safety, their government creates a more perfect union. and taking a chunk out of a soccer player's career after he took out a chunk out of his opponent and the u.s. preparing to take on germany.